Friday, June 30, 2006

On the perils of living in England

When I first moved south to live in England, it was only intended as a very short term thing and I intended to hear north again at the forst opportunity. However, 13 years on and I'm still here. And it's not that I haven't tried to 'go home', just that, for various reasons, I haven't been able to escape yet.

Anyway, as far as I can see, the main disadvantage of my living in England is that my 5 year old son believes he's English! And my husband, who is neither Scottish nor English, encourages him! There's even talk of a certain football shirt being bought. However, it's not his fault he was born in England and I suppose the English nanny doesn't help. But there's been nobody English in my family since the first half of the 19th century!

Hugs to Fraser who's having a rough time at the moment.

Dinosaur of the day - hypsilophodon - I love the way the syllables roll around the mouth - very rhythmic!

Link of the day - Tinto

Charts of the day - Selina Fenech charts at HAED

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Some cross stitch WIPs

Photos of my current cross stitch WIPs.

Nantucket Rose
Here's Nantucket Rose from Lavender & Lace. I probably started this one over 6 years ago, before I had my son. I only picked it up again after Easter this year when it was a bit mildewed and rusty after having been left on a frame in a cold cupboard.

I stuck it in the washing machine inside a pillow case along with some other stuff and it came out pretty well. I've made some good progress on it since then, having done all of the skirt and parts of the sides.

The photo was taken about 2 weeks ago and is getting a bit out of date as I've finished the skirt now.

Dinosaur cross stitch
My son is mad on dinosaurs just now, so I've started some of them for him too. There will eventually be 4 of them together.

I'm currently in a rush to finish Nantucket Rose so that I can get on and start on some other stuff. I'll post a list of my 'Virtual Stash' at some point!